Elementary Band Test Blueprint


Course Information:

Course Number5013020COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students who have varying levels of experience on a band instrument to explore high-quality beginning band music. They develop foundational instrumental techniques, skills, and music literacy. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. This course may also require students to obtain a musical instrument (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) from an outside source.
Course Length:1
Course Level:2

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BenchmarkBenchmark text
MU.3.C.1.1Describe listening skills and how they support appreciation of musical works.
MU.3.C.1.2Respond to a musical work in a variety of ways and compare individual interpretations.
MU.3.C.1.3Identify families of orchestral and band instruments.
MU.3.C.2.1Evaluate performances of familiar music using teacher-established criteria.
MU.3.C.3.1Identify musical characteristics and elements within a piece of music when discussing the value of the work.
MU.3.F.2.1Identify musicians in the school, community, and media.
MU.3.F.2.2Describe opportunities for personal music-making.
MU.3.F.3.1Collaborate with others to create a musical presentation and acknowledge individual contributions as an integral part of the whole.
MU.3.H.1.2Identify significant information about specified composers and one or more of their musical works.
MU.3.H.3.1Experience and discuss, using correct music and other relevant content-area vocabulary, similarities in the use of pattern, line, and form in music and other teacher-selected contexts.
MU.3.O.1.1Identify, using correct music vocabulary, the elements in a musical work.
MU.3.O.1.2Identify and describe the musical form of a familiar song.
MU.3.O.3.1Describe how tempo and dynamics can change the mood or emotion of a piece of music.
MU.3.S.2.1Identify patterns in songs to aid the development of sequencing and memorization skills.
MU.3.S.3.3Sing simple la-sol-mi-re-do patterns at sight.
MU.4.C.1.1Develop effective listening strategies and describe how they can support appreciation of musical works.
MU.4.C.1.2Describe, using correct music vocabulary, what is heard in a specific musical work.
MU.4.C.1.3Classify orchestral and band instruments as strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, or keyboard.
MU.4.C.2.1Identify and describe basic music performance techniques to provide a foundation for critiquing one's self and others.
MU.4.C.2.2Critique specific techniques in one's own and others' performances using teacher-established criteria.
MU.4.C.3.1Describe characteristics that make various musical works appealing.
MU.4.F.2.1Describe roles and careers of selected musicians.
MU.4.F.3.1Identify the characteristics and behaviors displayed by successful student musicians, and discuss how these qualities will contribute to success beyond the music classroom.
MU.4.F.3.2Discuss the safe, legal way to download songs and other media.
MU.4.H.1.2Describe the influence of selected composers on the musical works and practices or traditions of their time.
MU.4.O.1.1Compare musical elements in different types of music, using correct music vocabulary, as a foundation for understanding the structural conventions of specific styles.
MU.4.O.3.1Identify how expressive elements and lyrics affect the mood or emotion of a song.
MU.4.O.3.2Apply expressive elements to a vocal or instrumental piece and, using correct music vocabulary, explain one's choices.
MU.4.S.1.3Arrange a familiar song for voices or instruments by manipulating form.
MU.4.S.3.3Perform extended pentatonic melodies at sight.
MU.5.C.1.1Discuss and apply listening strategies to support appreciation of musical works.
MU.5.C.1.2Hypothesize and discuss, using correct music vocabulary, the composer's intent for a specific musical work.
MU.5.C.1.3Identify, aurally, selected instruments of the band and orchestra.
MU.5.C.2.1Define criteria, using correct music vocabulary, to critique one's own and others' performance.
MU.5.C.3.1Develop criteria to evaluate an exemplary musical work from a specific period or genre.
MU.5.F.2.1Describe jobs associated with various types of concert venues and performing arts centers.
MU.5.F.2.2Explain why live performances are important to the career of the artist and the success of performance venues.
MU.5.F.3.1Examine and discuss the characteristics and behaviors displayed by successful student musicians that can be applied outside the music classroom.
MU.5.F.3.2Practice safe, legal, and responsible acquisition and use of music media, and describe why it is important to do so.
MU.5.H.1.2Compare and describe the compositional characteristics used by two or more composers whose works are studied in class.
MU.5.H.3.1Examine critical-thinking processes in music and describe how they can be transferred to other disciplines.
MU.5.O.1.1Analyze, using correct music vocabulary, the use of musical elements in various styles of music as a foundation for understanding the creative process.
MU.5.O.3.1Examine and explain how expressive elements, when used in a selected musical work, affect personal response.
MU.5.S.1.3Arrange a familiar song by manipulating specified aspects of music.
MU.5.S.1.4Sing or play simple melodic patterns by ear with support from the teacher.
MU.5.S.2.2Apply performance techniques to familiar music.
MU.5.S.3.3Perform simple diatonic melodies at sight.